Peyragudes, France - Douglas Silva was declared the winner of today's Peyragudes Never Dies IGSA World Cup downhill skateboarding race after dense fog severely limited visibility making the course too dangerous. Silva was the winner of yesterday's qualifying race that featured the top 124 from Friday's timed qualification runs plus the four top finishers from the Repacharge in twin 64 rider elimination brackets. A final among the top two finishers from each qualifying bracket was held to determine the top four starting positions. Silva was the winner of that final heat followed by Patrick Switzer, Thiago Gomes Lessa and James Kelly.
Peyragudes, France - Douglas Silva earned the number one starting position for tomorrow's Peyragudes Never Dies Downhill Skateboarding Main Event. The qualifying race final featured the top two finishers of both the Odd and Even Qualifying Race brackets. Patrick Switzer finished second so he will start from the #2 position. Thiago Gomes-Lessa finished third earning him the #3 starting position and James Kelly was fourth placing him in the #4 spot.
The Peyragudes course is both technical and very fast with speeds exceeding 100 km/h (62 mph). In today's racing heats there were numerous crashes with a few riders sustaining injuries that will keep them out of tomorrow's final.
Peyragudes, France - Adam Persson set the fastest time in today's timed qualifying runs for Tomorrow's Odd and Even Qualifying races. Persson posted a time of 1:44.600 as he looks to make a big move upfrom his current 10th place in the World Cup points this weekend. After skipping Kozakov and Padova, Kevin Reimer made the trip over from Canada and immediately made his presence felt. Reimer set the second fastest time with a 1:44.840